Portland Expo Center: A Hidden History

In 1942, the United States government imprisoned 3,676 Japanese Americans from Oregon and southwest Washington at the Pacific International Livestock Exposition Center, now known as the Portland Expo Center. This video, produced by Jodi Darby for Oregon Humanities, explores the hidden history of the Expo Center through the words of people who were there.

To learn more about this history, read Eric Gold's story “Within Makeshift Walls” in the Fall/Winter 2016 issue of Oregon Humanities.

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